Religious Studies Teacher / Assistant School Chaplain


About Frederick Irwin Anglican School
Established in 1991, Frederick Irwin Anglican School has been providing high quality education in the Peel region for over 32 years.  We are a private co-educational school that offers an exceptional education program for students Kindergarten to Year 12.  As a school of the Anglican Schools Commission, we distinguish ourselves by our mission and values:

Our mission is to provide high quality, inclusive, caring Christian Education which encourages students to fulfil their potential.

Our values are; Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Compassion, Courage, Inclusion

To learn more about Frederick Irwin visit and follow us on LinkedIN 

About the Role
Is God calling you to develop an enthusiastic ministry across a multi-campus school, working with children from Kindergarten to Year 12? Do you seek to be involved in the transformation of young people as they engage with stories from the Bible and their own faith journey?

A rare opportunity exists at Frederick Irwin Anglican School in Mandurah for a lively, enthusiastic, relationship focused, Christian educator for the role of Religious Studies Teacher / Assistant School Chaplain.  Working with our School Chaplain across our multi-campus school, you will share responsibility for developing the faith of our 1700 students.  Your ministry is student focused, helping our School community to develop their understanding of, and engage with, our Anglican identity and Christian Worldview through Word, faith and life.  This is all supported through carefully developed resources through the Anglican Schools Commission Religious Studies Curriculum.

You will be required to:

  • Teach and develop a ministry amongst our Secondary School.
  • Work collaboratively with the School Chaplain and pastoral teams.
  • Conduct worship services in collaboration with students across both Primary Schools.
  • Develop and run co-curricular youth groups and clubs.
  • Teach approximately 0.5-0.6 FTE Christian Studies in Secondary School. The curriculum is based on the ASC Christian Studies programme
  • Attend residential camps and activities, at times overnight.

This is a full-time, fixed term, position starting in January 2024 or by negotiation.

Frederick Irwin Anglican School teacher salaries are 2.5% above the comparable Department of Education of Western Australia rates.

Classroom and Specialist Teachers
Classroom teachers are responsible to the Principal with day to day responsibility delegated to the Deputy Heads of Secondary and Curriculum, and the relevant Head of Department.

Classroom teachers are required to present purposeful educational programmes to classes allocated to them on the school timetable, and to participate in the general life of the School.

Teachers must meet the following:

  • Use the correct curriculum and syllabus in determining the teaching programme
  • Being suitably qualified as a Secondary teacher
  • Develop programmes which stimulate learning, engage students and promote excellence
  • Produce a teaching programme for each class on a term/semester/yearly time frame (and review periodically) in accordance with the curriculum and pedagogical direction of the School
  • Develop assessment tasks according to the requirements of the syllabus 
  • Maintain effective communication with students and parents concerning the progress of each student
  • Develop in students an active and constructive attitude to learning which generates mutual respect between teacher and learner 
  • Critically reflect on teaching strategies and make adjustments accordingly 
  • Present to students, colleagues and parents as a professional teacher through manner, communications, dress, conduct etc
  • Implement the policies of the School, uphold its ethos and operate to uphold the reputation and good name of the School for the benefit of all


Pastoral Care
As an Anglican School, pastoral care is extremely important at Frederick Irwin Anglican School.  This is a role of the teachers who manage the supervision and welfare of the students while at school.

Frederick Irwin Anglican School is committed to child safety and protection, and expects all staff, volunteers, visitors to the School and contractors to respect and abide by all policies, procedures and practices developed and put in place by the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) and/or the School in this regard. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Hold current registration as a teacher with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia
  • Current Working with Children Check 
  • Appropriate academic qualifications 
  • Ability to work in a co-operative, team environment
  • Support the Christian ethos of the School

Selection Criteria
Applicants should address the following criteria in their covering letter, no more than 2 pages long:

  • Your personal philosophy of ministry.
  • A brief explanation of your understanding of the Christian Gospel.
  • The role of pastoral care in ministry and teaching.
  • The role of social justice and service in ministry.
  • Your approach to working with young people and the diversity that exists amongst them.
  • A brief explanation of your understanding of what it is to be an Anglican. 
  • The role of the School’s Anglican identity, Christian ethos and values in our Australian educational context.
  • A desire to participate in the spiritual life, as well as the co-curricular life, of the School.
  • A recognised teaching qualification with the TRBWA is preferred but not essential.

Applicants are required to:

  • Submit a CV with a covering letter and a completed application form (see website at
  • Provide proof of a current Working With Children card.

About the Anglican Schools Commission
The Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) (ASC) founded in 1985, the Core Purpose of the Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) (ASC) is to establish and support low fee Anglican systemic schools which provide a high quality, inclusive, caring Christian education.

Growing from modest beginnings with the opening of St Mark’s Anglican Community School in 1986 in Perth’s northern beachside suburb of Hillarys, there are now more than 14,000 students attending 11 ASC schools in Western Australia, three ASC Schools in the Diocese of Wangaratta and the ASC Language School, based in Perth.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The ASC as an equal opportunity employer bases its recruitment decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

The ASC embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. Candidates who are offered employment may be subject to a criminal record and other background checks as permitted or required by company policy or applicable law. 

To express your interest in this role please submit a written letter of application and your resume to

To learn more about the ASC and what we have to offer visit our website, and don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn.

Closing date:  Friday 8 December 2023 at 4:00pm

Jobs @ Independent Schools
Closing Date
08 Dec 2023 18:04
Contact Person
Kelly Gray
Frederick Irwin Anglican School